A motorcycle-riding George Clooney was nearly in an accident in Hollywood last Friday with paparazzi trying to take his picture, the actor told "Entertainment Tonight" in an interview set to air Tuesday.
And he's none too happy about it.
"It's not about shooting pictures, it's about the risks they're taking and driving with reckless abandon," Clooney said. "I live on a street where everyone hikes. There are mothers with strollers and elderly people. What they're doing is illegal, it's high-speed chases and they're competing with each other."
Clooney also said paparazzi aren't trying to catch him doing something stupid, but rather trying to "create" him doing something stupid.
"You don't get to break all these laws and then say 'I'm just doing my job.' The guys that commit all these crimes are rewarded for it. It creates bounty hunters in a way. They cry poor ... then look at the cars they're driving ... Mercedes and Land Rovers."
Clooney also defends Britney Spears and her driving skills.
"You look at the footage of Britney running the red light ... there's eight guys with cameras at night in the middle of the street. There are no rules now. It sounds like a bunch of well-off people whining about how difficult their life is, but I really don't believe that is the case. It's getting to a point where people that are not involved are getting hurt."
But that's not to say that he doesn't support journalism.
"I'm the son of an anchorman. I don't want to restrict anyone's rights. Take your pictures but don't go 60 mph down a one-way street. Don't cause injury to people who aren't involved," he said.